Feb 18, 2013 12:15pm EST
assassin," including his examination of the four people who have successfully assassinated u.s. presidents. it's about 40 minutes. >> so a couple, let me count it, one, two, three, four, five -- fourteen days ago in new york city we broke the guinness world record. we were trying to break the guinness world record for most secret decoder rings used in one place. that is the nerdest thing you can do with your -- nerdiest thing you can do with your time ever. we broke the record, it was great. nothing was nerdier except being in a bookstore on a friday night, people, okay? [laughter] so just, i pity all of us really, all of us. um, i want to say the most important thing of all. it will be, i promise, the most important thing i will say tonight, and that is thank you. everything i say after that will be straight downhill, and i'll tell you, i'll save some of the specific thank yous for the end. what we're here to talk about is "the fifth assassin," and people always say where do you get your ideas for books? i'll tell you about this store. because of dakota, no one gets crazier mail than me.
Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
. howard, will you dot honors? [applause] >> u.s. senator, vice president of the united states, nobel peace prize recipient, as cor winner, best selling author, any one of these superlatives alone would be enough to suggest that our next speaker is a force with which to be reckoned, but when combined into one individual, it is evident that al gore is a force of nature. he is always been on the leading edge of promoting the internet as a tool for greater communication, of climate change as one of the greatest perils of our time, and in his latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. t
Feb 19, 2013 12:15am EST
. and we talked about what the assassins have in common. also u.s. presidents have things in common too. and when you're surrounded by that secret service every day and you're getting these reports every day, eventually that has to disappears that fear that you and i would all feel eventually becomes part of the job. and that's a good thing for me. so from obama to bush, that is a good thing. i think that fear does disappear, and i'm not sure i would do much better, but the details you see about the president in this week are base -- in this book are based on my interactions with bush and how e reacted. so when you see the president reacting here, it's obviously much better to be informed by a real person. .. fiction is its best when it has one foot in the gallery and in terms of the places, finally got to decamp david. i had never been to camp data before and i didn't even know it can't did it. the camp david of courts we have all heard of it but what is this place and what did they do their camp david has security that is better than the white house. what is going on there that they h
Feb 10, 2013 3:15pm EST
. and we talk about what the assassins have in common, u.s. presidents have things in common, too. when you're surrounded by the secret service every day and get these reports every day, eventually that has to disappear. that fear that you would feel, just becomes part of the job, and that's a good thing to me, so from obama to bush or anyone before or after, that's a good thing. that fear does disappear, and i'm not sure i would do much better, but the details you see about presidents in this book are based on my interactions with bush and what i saw there and how he reacted to that. so when you see the president reacted to his assassin here, it's better to -- we all know there's nothing easier to write about than a president, yes, mr. passport, no, mr. president. it's a terrible scene but when you feel it with redeal tails, fiction is best when it has one foot in reality. and the place we got explore, got to do camp david. i had never been there before, and i didn't know what camp david was. i knew the camp david accords. but what is this place that they go and do this? sign accords there
Feb 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
. also u.s. presidents have things in common and when you're surrounded by the secret service every day eventually that has to disappear that fear that you and i would feel eventually becomes part of the job and that's a good thing. for obama or bush or for anyone after that's a good thing. that fear does disappear and i'm not sure i would do much better but you see the president is both based on my interactions with bush and what i saw there and how he reacted to that so when you see the president reacting is obviously much better to me informed. we all know there is nothing better than a -- about a president. when you can fill it with those real details fiction has its best when it has one foot in reality and in terms of the place we got to explore here i finally got to decamp david. i don't even know what camp david was. the camp david accords we have all heard of it that what is this place? what is this place that they go and do there? i found that camp david has security that is better than the white house. what is going on there that they have better security than the white house?